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Health Indicator Report of Deaths due to Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer's disease is the sixth leading cause of death among U.S. and New Jersey residents. In New Jersey, it was the seventh leading cause of death from 2007 to 2014, eighth from 2004 to 2006, and tenth from 1998 to 2003. Prior to that it was not in the top ten.

Data Sources

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. Compressed Mortality File. CDC WONDER On-line Database accessed at http://wonder.cdc.gov/cmf-icd10.html
  • Death Certificate Database, Office of Vital Statistics and Registry, New Jersey Department of Health
  • Population Estimates, State Data Center, New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development

Definition

Deaths with Alzheimer's disease as the underlying cause of death. ICD-10 code: G30

Numerator

Number of deaths due to Alzheimer's disease

Denominator

Total number of persons in the population

How Are We Doing?

The age-adjusted death rate due to Alzheimer's disease continues to rise. In New Jersey, more than 2,000 deaths each year are due to Alzheimer's disease. In the total population and among each racial/ethnic group, females have higher death rates than males. Alzheimer's disease is the fifth leading cause of death among women and ninth among men in New Jersey. The age-adjusted death rate due to Alzheimer's disease is highest among Whites in New Jersey. Alzheimer's disease is the third leading cause of death among persons aged 85 years and over. County rates per 100,000 population (age-adjusted) range from a low of 7 in Hunterdon to a high of 29 in Sussex.

How Do We Compare With the U.S.?

The New Jersey age-adjusted death rate due to Alzheimer's disease is about two-thirds the U.S. rate.

What Is Being Done?

The New Jersey Department of Human Services' [Alzheimer's Adult Day Services Program http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/doas/home/alzheimer.html] partially subsidizes the purchase of adult day care services for persons with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia.

Available Services

Alzheimer's Adult Day Services Program: [http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/doas/home/alzheimer.html]
Page Content Updated On 07/10/2017, Published on 07/10/2017
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